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The 1982 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their seventh year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 10–1–1 record (5–1–1 Pac-10), finished in first place in the Pacific-10 Conference.

1982 UCLA Bruins football
Rose Bowl champion
Pac-10 champion
Rose Bowl, W 24–14 vs. Michigan
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 5
1982 record10–1–1 (5–1–1 Pac-10)
Head coachTerry Donahue (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorHomer Smith (5th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBob Field (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorTom Hayes (1st season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity 104,594)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 UCLA $ 5 1 1     10 1 1
No. 7 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
No. 6 Arizona State 5 2 0     10 2 0
No. 15 USC 5 2 0     8 3 0
Arizona 4 3 1     6 4 1
California 4 4 0     7 4 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Oregon 2 6 0     2 8 1
Oregon State 0 7 1     1 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

In the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, the Bruins defeated Michigan of the Big Ten Conference by ten points and remained at fifth in the final AP Poll..[1]

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1982 were quarterback Tom Ramsey with 2,986 passing yards, running back Danny Andrews with 482 rushing yards, and wide receiver Cormac Carney with 779 receiving yards.[2]

Prior to this season, UCLA moved its home games to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena; they had played in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum since 1928, sharing with the USC Trojans.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11Long Beach State*No. 18W 41-1045,396
September 18at Wisconsin*No. 14W 51-2677,947
September 25at No. 20 Michigan*No. 12CBSW 31-27105,413
October 2at Colorado*No. 9W 34-638,702
October 9ArizonaNo. 8
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
T 24-2450,133
October 16Washington StateNo. 12
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 42-1741,732
October 23at CaliforniaNo. 11W 47-3151,600
October 30OregonNo. 11
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 40-1240,808
November 6at No. 10 WashingtonNo. 9CBSL 7-1058,558
November 13Stanford No. 12
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 38-3578,452
November 20No. 15 USCNo. 11
ABCW 20-1995,736
January 1vs. No. 19 Michigan*No. 5
NBCW 24-14104,991
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summariesEdit

Long Beach StateEdit

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WisconsinEdit

1 234Total
• UCLA 10 20714 51
Wisconsin 0 6137 26

Tom Ramsey completed 17 of 24 passes for 260 yards and rushed 17 times for 56 yards in the game.[4]

MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 UCLA 0 14 14 3 31
#20 Michigan 7 17 3 0 27

Down 21–0 in the second quarter, Tom Ramsey mounted a 28-point comeback in the second and third quarters to defeat the 20th ranked Michigan team before a capacity crowd of 105,413 fans in Michigan Stadium.


ColoradoEdit

  • Cormac Carney 6 Rec, 103 Yds[5]


ArizonaEdit

CaliforniaEdit


StanfordEdit

  • Tom Ramsey 314 pass yards
  • Danny Andrews 21 rushes, 148 yards
  • Cormac Carney 6 receptions, 137 yards [8]

USCEdit

#15 USC at #11 UCLA
1 234Total
USC 3 709 19
• UCLA 14 330 20

Noseguard Karl Morgan rushed in to tackle down USC quarterback Scott Tinsley, preventing him from scoring a two-pont conversion after Tinsley had thrown a pass to bring the Trojans back within a point. Linebacker Neal Dellocono was the most valuable player of the game.[9]

1983 Rose BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Michigan 0 7 0 7 14
#5 UCLA 7 3 7 7 24

UCLA took a 10-0 lead in the second quarter. A hard hit by UCLA defensive back Don Rogers separated Michigan quarterback Steve Smith's shoulder and knocked him out of the game. Backup David Hall got the Wolverines on the board, making the halftime score 10-7. In the third quarter, Tom Ramsey completed seven straight passes and led UCLA on a drive that was capped by Danny Andrews' nine-yard touchdown run to make the score 17-7. In the fourth quarter, UCLA got an interception inside the Michigan 20-yard line and scored again for a 24-7 lead. Michigan scored late to close the score to 24-14.[10][11]

RosterEdit

1982 UCLA Bruins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 12 Steve Bono Jr
RB 46 Frank Cephous Jr
C 59 Dan Dufour Sr
T 75 Irv Eatman Sr
C 69 Joe Goebel Fr
T 67 Duval Love So
QB 10 Rick Neuheisel Jr
QB 9 David Norrie Fr
QB 14 Steve Ramsey Sr
WR 82 Mike Sherrard Fr
WR 26 Jo-Jo Townsell Sr
WR 8 Dokie Williams Sr
G 68 Blake Wingle Sr
WR 18 Mike Young So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 27 Blanchard Montgomery Sr
DT 40 Karl Morgan Sr
DB 47 Ron Pitts So
S 7 Don Rogers Jr
DB 21 Lupe Sanchez Jr
DB 35 Jimmy Turner Sr
DE 95 Mark Walen Fr
SS 2 Herb Welch So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 25 John Lee Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

1983 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Blanchard Montgomery Linebacker 3 59 San Francisco 49ers
Jo-Jo Townsell Wide Receiver 3 78 New York Jets

[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1982 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "1982 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  3. ^ 2015 UCLA Bruins football media guide. Retrieved 2016-May-29.
  4. ^ "UCLA whips Wisconsin." Eugene Register-Guard. 1982 Sept 19. Retrieved 2014-Dec-15
  5. ^ 2015 UCLA Bruins football media guide. Retrieved 2016-May-29.
  6. ^ 2015 UCLA Bruins football media guide. Retrieved 2016-May-29.
  7. ^ 2015 UCLA Bruins football media guide. Retrieved 2016-May-29.
  8. ^ 2015 UCLA Bruins football media guide. Retrieved 2016-May-29.
  9. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1982 Nov 21. Retrieved 2015-Jan-12.
  10. ^ Tracy Dodds - A New Year... but an Old Story. UCLA Repeats Itself Against Michigan, 24-14, With Ramsey Showing the Way. Los Angeles Times, January 2, 1983. Quote: "The Rose Bowl game on New Year's Day, 1983, was Tom Ramsey's Rose Bowl game."
  11. ^ 1983 Rose Bowl - Michigan Bowl history. University of Michigan Athletic Department
  12. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1983.htm